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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near New Haven, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about New Haven...

New Haven is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 129779 people. The water temperature around New Haven has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 0°C (32.1°F) in February up to 22.3°C (72.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since New Haven is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near New Haven?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near New Haven is about:
10°C (50°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to New Haven. The next good one is Cupsogue beach, which is just 38.5km (23.9miles) away from New Haven. Click here to check out more information on Cupsogue beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near New Haven are Jetty 4, which is ca 38.5km (23.9miles) away, and Road K, located 39.4km (24.5miles) from New Haven.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to New Haven?

There are several nice beaches close to New Haven. The nearest one is New Haven, which is only 0km (0miles) away from New Haven. Another nice beach near New Haven is West Haven, which is ca 2.8km (1.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for New Haven?

The sea temperature around New Haven is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around New Haven. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 0°C (32°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near New Haven?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to New Haven: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about New Haven...

Do you know what the the city Vihti in Finland, the city Golmes in Spain, and the city Madalena in Portugal have in common with New Haven? Click on the links to find out...